minolta srt101 lens compatibility

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by k3, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. k3

    k3 Guest

    Hi, I just aquire an old minolta srt101 and just wondering what lenses
    are compatible with this camera???? thanx for you help
     
    k3, Aug 8, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    Any MD or MC lens will work. The auto Rokkor lens made for the
    SR-series cameras will also work with stopdown metering.
    Autofocus lens will not work though.
     
    Colyn, Aug 8, 2006
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    wsrphoto Guest

    Any Minolta manual focus lens made after 1960. Some made before fit but
    won't work as they were made for SR-series cameras and have different
    linkage that will damage SRT-series camera mirrors. And some lens
    require Mirror Lock-Up (MLU), so your SRT-101 will require that
    mechanism. And remember, Minolta almost all of the lenses that will fit
    your camera are good to excellent lenses, especially the fixed focal
    length lenses. Celtic lenses share the same optics but were made with
    different materials to different standards, why they're cheaper. And
    third party lenses have the range of quality, usually name brand,
    Sigma, Tamron and Tokina are good to excellent, but the rest are
    generally worse.
     
    wsrphoto, Aug 8, 2006
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  4. They were targeted toward the consumer and you will find them IMHO focal
    length/apeture combinations that were more popular with consumers.
    Sigma lenses of that vintage were general bad to poor with some good
    exceptions. In the last few years their high end lenses have become very
    good, but they also make "extremely cheap crap to sell by chain stores
    at high profit" lenses YMMV. It won't matter as they have not made
    lenses for that mount in a very long time.

    Other good brands are Kiron, and often Vivitar. Some Vivitar Series 1 lenses
    were made by Kiron and are excelent. There is at least one web site
    dedicated to Kiron lenses, STFW.

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Aug 8, 2006
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  5. k3

    Colyn Guest

    Since when??

    Most of these were auto lens without any kind of meter coupling..just
    the Minolta SR lens mount..BTW: All Minolta manual focus cameras use
    the SR lens mount...

    I've used SR-series lens on my SRT's many times without problems. I've
    even used them on my XD-11 and X-700 without problems. Some of these
    are known as Auto lens which will require stopdown metering since they
    have no meter coupling tabs etc..

    Check out the below link...
    http://www.rokkorfiles.com/Lens History.html
    Most 101's have mirror lockup..

    I believe the 20mm lens is the only one that requires mirror lockup.

    Anybody know of any other Minolta brand lens other than the above
    mentioned 20mm that requires mirror lockup??
    I couldn't agree more..except you say almost..I have yet to find a bad
    Minolta lens..
    The later Leitz/Minolta designed zooms are outstanding lens.
    Mostly made of plastic but yes the optics are in reality excellent.
     
    Colyn, Aug 8, 2006
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    tinagallo Guest

     
    tinagallo, Aug 9, 2006
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    wsrphoto Guest

    The SR-2 lenses were specific to the SR-2 camera and will damage other
    camera bodies. The aperture linkage is longer, hitting the mirror, and
    in a different place, and won't work corrrectly with non SR-2 cameras.
    I have had some SR-2 lenses and learned the hard way (mirror
    scratched). Otherwise, the year was mentioned as a safe generality, and
    it's really best to stay with MC and MD lenses. I have an early 1960's
    21mm f4.5 lens that requires MLU. It's a fun lens to use.
     
    wsrphoto, Aug 9, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    The SR-2's lens were the same as other SR lens except for a couple of
    auto lens. I have a 100mm f/3.5 auto lensfor the SR-2 that works fine
    on my other Minoltas. These lens allowed for full aperture focusing
    and composing and would stopdown when you tripped the shutter. The
    linkage in the camera body (not the lens) stayed in the stopdown
    position till you cocked the shutter thus allowing the lens aperture
    to reopen. The SR-2 lens were also compatable with other SR models.
    There were however a couple of prototype lens that were not mass
    produced designed for the SR-2. These later became known as MC lens.
    All Minolta manual focus cameras used the same register and aperture
    lever location therefore allowing use of all SR mount lens on all of
    the models. Even the SR mirror boxes will fit in a SRT..I have a SR-7
    mlu mirror box in my SRT-102..
    Scratching of the mirror was caused be improper mounting of the lens
    which could and has happened on the SR cameras since the aperture
    connecting lever was slightly different than newer MC versions and in
    many cases was bent by improper handling. This lever is easily bent on
    these lens.
     
    Colyn, Aug 9, 2006
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    wsrphoto Guest

    Sorry, not the case. I've had several lenses and found this problem,
    which is described at http://members.aol.com/manualminolta/sr2.htm as
    Type 1 lenses for the SR-1 and SR-2 cameras. I was only suggesting it's
    simplier to just avoid these lenses and stay with MC and MD lenses.
     
    wsrphoto, Aug 10, 2006
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